I made this Nemo Birthday Cake Idea for my son Gage’s 2nd birthday. He was in a huge Nemo phase. I used an 11×14 cake pan (Wilton), used a home made choc. cake recipe. After the cake cooled I flipped it back on the hand and free hand carved the cake into a Nemo shape. I used a homemade fondant recipe I found online and experimented with mixing red and yellow food coloring for the right color orange.
I purchased black food coloring from Walmart and used that to make Nemo’s black stripes. I used butter cream all over the cake first, the covered the whole cake in the orange fondant I rolled out. Lastly I added the details, stripes (white and black) and the eyes. I love the way it turned out. Gage was thrilled too!